Death of Howard Zinn

August 24, 1922 - January 27, 2010
Auburndale, Massachusetts | Age 87

'People's History' author dies at 87
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By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist whose leftist "A People's History of the United States" sold a million copies and became an alternative to mainstream texts and a favorite of such celebrities as Bruce Springsteen and Ben Affleck, died Wednesday. He was 87.

Zinn died of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif., daughter Myla Kabat-Zinn said. The historian was a resident of Auburndale, Mass.

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